TORONTO, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
$508M Mega Millions Hogs the Spotlight on Friday
This Friday night's $508 million Mega Millions (C$660 million) is the result of a record rollover streak lasting four months. It is the seventh biggest jackpot of all-time and the third biggest in Mega Millions history.
Canadians have developed quite a taste for American lotteries in recent years, but especially so since January of the current year, when a Québécois businessman won the second prize in the $1.6 billion US Powerball. Since then online sales in Canada for US lottery tickets through theLotter.com have gone through the roof. theLotter is the messenger service which the Canadian used to buy his Powerball ticket in New Jersey.
With the Mega Millions now offering a huge jackpot of $508 million (or C$660 million) for the draw on Friday evening, the question on everyone's lips is whether the second of the two big American lotteries will also break through the magical $1 billion ceiling, as its nemesis, the Powerball, did back in January! Mega Millions has been feeling the hot breath of the US Powerball draw ever-closer - Powerball is a whopping $257 million at the moment. Admittedly the two jackpots are still quite far apart, but the Mega Millions jackpot increases much slower than the top prize in the Powerball lottery, so the hole could shrink rather quickly. Once the two big jackpots have crossed the $0.5 billion threshold, sales will increase so much that a $1 billion ceiling will be broken in no time!
theLotter.com is the world's premier lottery ticket messenger service - it enables people to order official lottery tickets from around the world and doesn't charge any commission on wins. The service has helped people win $52 million since 2002: late 2015 one of its Iraqi clients won the $6.4 million jackpot in Oregon. In 2016 a pensioner from El Salvador won a huge prize in an American lottery, a man from Quebec collected the $1 million second prize he won in the US Powerball (C$1.3 million) and a Moscow chauffeur won nearly €1 million in the Austria Lotto! All big winner stories can be found here.
SOURCE The Lotter Enterprises Ltd